|James Kelly on 19 Sep 2004 19:18:02 -0000|
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Tobias DiPasquale wrote: | Filesystem. | | Its one of those words who's colloquial usage has made the concatenated | variety the default through so much repetition, and indeed, makes it | strange to see it the "normal English language" way. Spinlock, pathname, | watchdog, filesystem, etc... all in the same boat.
Just to play around with words a bit (not to disagree with you for the sake of disagreeing with you ;) ) I would vote that technically it is "file system" for the simple reason that filesystem has not been accepted as a word by any dictionary I could find. On the other hand, "pathname", for example, is listed in the dictionary as a valid word.
Personally I think you can call it whatever you want as long as it is obvious what you are talking about... but it's always fun to play with words.
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